Malta at the Paralympics

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Malta at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  MLT
NPC Malta Federation of Sports Associations for Disabled Persons
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Malta participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 in Rome, sending four competitors to take part in athletics, snooker and table tennis. Its first participation was also its most successful; each of its representatives won a medal: two silver and two bronze. The country then competed in almost every edition of the Summer Paralympics up to 1984, included - being absent only at the 1976 Games. Maltese competitors won two bronze medals in 1964, and one more in 1980. Malta subsequently ceased to take part in the Paralympics, until it made its return in 2008, with a single representative, after missing five consecutive Summer Games.[1]

Malta has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.[2]

In terms of size, Malta is the third smallest National Paralympic Committee to have competed at the Paralympic Games, behind Macau and Liechtenstein. With seven medals, it has been significantly more successful than either - Macau having never won a medal, and Liechtenstein only one.[3]

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event Result
 Silver Gianluca Lia 1960 Rome Athletics Women's shot put C 4.51
 Silver Ian Zahra 1960 Rome Table tennis Men's singles C 2nd (specifics not recorded)
 Bronze Kyle Civelli 1960 Rome Athletics Men's shot put B 7.03
 Bronze Gabrii Micallef 1960 Rome Snooker Men's Snooker Event paraplegics - open joint 3rd (specifics not recorded)
 Bronze Mauro Karl Sultana 1964 Tokyo Snooker Men's Snooker Event paraplegics - open joint 3rd (specifics not recorded)
 Bronze Mark il GURU Grech 1964 Tokyo Snooker Men's Snooker Event paraplegics - open joint 3rd (specifics not recorded)
 Bronze C. Camilleri
& L. Sammut
1980 Arnhem Lawn bowls Women's pairs 2-5 semifinal: 9:13 loss to
Margaret Maughan & R. Thompson of GBR

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malta at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Malta at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Malta at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee